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How to Repair a Shorted Electrical Outlet – Part 1

This tutorial explains how to replace a shorted electrical outlet and repair the burnt and charred wire insulation. Electrical Outlet Hissing Noise The problem started when my son complained of hearing a hissing or sizzling noise from a wall outlet in his bedroom and temporarily losing power to some of the other outlets and lights. […]

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How to Replace a Ceiling Fan Motor Capacitor

This project explains how to repair a ceiling fan that won’t turn by replacing a blown motor capacitor. Total cost of the repair was $12 for a new motor capacitor ($8 for the capacitor plus $4 shipping). The problem was the Hampton Bay Colby Model # EF200DA-52 ceiling fan stopped running. The ceiling fan lights […]

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How to Replace a Bathroom Exhaust Fan and Ductwork – Part 10

Fasten the decorative wood frame to the drywall ceiling to complete the bathroom ventilation fan installation. This project is continued from How to Replace a Bathroom Exhaust Fan and Ductwork – Part 9. Bathroom Vent Fan: Install the Ceiling Moulding I installed the wood moulding for the Panasonic WhisperCeiling FV-11VQ5 bathroom fan with 2 inch […]

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How to Replace a Bathroom Exhaust Fan and Ductwork – Part 9

Build a simple and attractive wood frame to conceal the gap in the drywall ceiling opening for the “old work” bathroom ventilation fan installation. This project is continued from How to Replace a Bathroom Exhaust Fan and Ductwork – Part 8. Bathroom Vent Fan – Gap in the Drywall Ceiling Back in Part 5 of […]

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How to Replace a Bathroom Exhaust Fan and Ductwork – Part 8

Connect the two sections of insulated flexible duct, build a drywall access panel out of plywood and close the interior soffit. This project is continued from How to Replace a Bathroom Exhaust Fan and Ductwork – Part 7.c Bathroom Exhaust Fan: Connect the Flex Duct With the other end of the flexible duct now connected […]

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How to Replace a Bathroom Exhaust Fan and Ductwork – Part 7

Pull the new 4 inch insulated flexible duct through the garage and cut a larger hole in the exterior wall to install the new vent cap. This project is continued from How to Replace a Bathroom Exhaust Fan and Ductwork – Part 6. Bathroom Ventilation Fan – Install the Vent Cap The old economy bathroom […]

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How to Replace a Bathroom Exhaust Fan and Ductwork – Part 6

Bathroom ventilation fan wiring, connect the flexible air duct and mount the fan in the drywall ceiling. This project is continued from How to Replace a Bathroom Exhaust Fan and Ductwork – Part 5. How to Wire a Bathroom Ceiling Fan Remember, the electricity was shutoff at the main circuit breaker panel to prevent electrical […]

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Mounting Frame for the Panasonic WhisperCeiling Fan FV-11VQ5

How to Replace a Bathroom Exhaust Fan and Ductwork – Part 5

The new bathroom ventilation fan is designed to be installed from above the ceiling (e.g. from the attic) but this isn’t possible when replacing a vent fan in the drywall ceiling between the first and second floors. To solve the “old work” installation challenge, a simple wood frame is built to mount the bathroom ventilation […]

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How to Replace a Bathroom Exhaust Fan and Ductwork – Part 4

Install the new 4 inch insulated duct in the bathroom ceiling by pulling with fish tape. This project is continued from How to Replace a Bathroom Exhaust Fan and Ductwork – Part 3. Fishing Flexible Duct through the Drywall Ceiling To install the new run of 4 inch insulated duct for the bathroom exhaust fan, […]

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Panasonic WhisperCeiling Ventilation Fan FV-11VQ5 - Bottom View

How to Replace a Bathroom Exhaust Fan and Ductwork – Part 3

Mark and saw the mounting hole in the drywall ceiling for the new bathroom ventilation fan and remove the old duct. This project is continued from How to Replace a Bathroom Exhaust Fan and Ductwork – Part 2. Bathroom Ventilation Fan Ceiling Measurements Having removed the old economy bathroom ceiling vent fan, I need to […]

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